Sporting KC

KC Heartland: Soccer Capital of America

Soccer in KC

Soccer in KC

When it comes to soccer, KC is unmatched. ⚽️
From roaring stadiums and high-performing professional clubs to communities cheering on youth teams, KC Heartland is a U.S. epicenter for soccer (AKA football, to the rest of the world 😉).
The World Cup Comes to KC
KC is one of only 16 cities selected to be a host city for the FIFA World Cup in 2026. The largest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup draws millions of in-person fans and billions of broadcast viewers around the globe, and will shine a spotlight on KC Heartland as a hotspot for soccer, tourism and more.
KC Current Stadium rendering
Making History in Women's Sports

Opening in March 2024 at Berkeley Riverfront Park, the KC Current Stadium is the first in the world purpose-built for a women’s professional sports team. In addition to highlighting the caliber of women on the pitch, the stadium's design and construction team was women-led.

Our Pro Teams
Sporting KC Fans
Sporting Kansas City

Major League Soccer

With two MLS Cup and four U.S. Open Cup wins, Sporting KC is Kansas City’s men’s professional soccer club. In addition to their work on the pitch, the club also helps aspiring young players to fall in love with soccer.

Both Sporting KC and its affiliated MLS Next Pro Club, Sporting KC II, are headquartered at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

KC Current player
Kansas City Current

National Women's Soccer League

After making it the National Women’s Soccer League Championship in only their second season, KC Current is making history in women’s sports with their upcoming stadium at Berkeley Riverfront Park.

KC Current II, the team’s affiliated Women’s Premier Soccer League team, is high-performing in their own right, winning the 2022 Midwest Conference Championship in their inaugural season.

KC Comets
Kansas City Comets

Major Arena Soccer League

Enjoy soccer all year 'round in KC Heartland and check out the region’s Major Indoor Soccer League (MASL) team, the Kansas City Comets. Playing out of Cable Dahmer Arena, the KC Comets hosted the first-ever MASL all-star game and are two-time winners of the Central Cup.

KC's ❤️ is on the Pitch
Youth Soccer
From Kids to Coaches

With summer camps, youth leagues and training programs like Sporting KC Youth Soccer, kids can kick off their athletic dreams right away in KC Heartland.

United Soccer Coaches, headquartered in KC's Union Station, is the largest organization of soccer coaches in the world, boasting more than 30,000 members.

The Heartland Soccer Association, America’s largest soccer league and tournament host, brings together more than 30,000 league players and 40,000 tournament players in levels from recreational to premier.